In October, we journeyed again to Sicily. But then drove north and crossed by ferry to mainland Italy. We've always wanted to visit Pompeii. And seeing Mt. Etna in July (post still to come...) made us want to see Pompeii even more.
It was more affordable and felt easier with the kids to take our car. It worked out well, but we really could have used more time. We spent one whole day in Pompeii and the surrounding area. It was hot, and Avocet fussed to walk, so I mei tei carried her for about 4 hours. Let's just say my hip joints felt ground to dust, and that was my exercise for a month.